dh_gencontrol - generate and install control file
is a debhelper program that is responsible for generating
control files, and installing them into the DEBIAN
directory with the
This program is merely a wrapper around dpkg-gencontrol
(1), which calls
it once for each package being acted on (plus related dbgsym packages), and
passes in some additional useful flags.
that if you use dh_gencontrol
, you must also use
to build the packages. Otherwise, your build may fail to
build as dh_gencontrol
(1)) declares which
packages are built. As debhelper automatically generates dbgsym packages, it
some times adds additional packages, which will be built by
- -- params
- Pass params to dpkg-gencontrol(1).
- -uparams, --dpkg-gencontrol-params=params
- This is another way to pass params to dpkg-gencontrol(1). It
is deprecated; use -- instead.
This program is a part of debhelper.
Joey Hess <firstname.lastname@example.org>